Praise on departure Abiteboul: 'From a second-to-last in 2016 to podium places'

11-01-2021 14:56 | Updated: 11-01-2021 15:04
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Praise on departure Abiteboul: 'From a second-to-last in 2016 to podium places'

There is no room for Cyril Abiteboul at the new Renault project, Alpine F1. The former team boss was set to be the CEO of Alpine, but that spot has been given to Laurent Rossi. General Manager of Renault Luca de Meo thanks the Frenchman for his commitment as he leaves the sport.

Luca de Meo thanks Abiteboul

Abiteboul said goodbye to the team where he returned in 2016 to accompany the re-entry of the brand in F1. In the same press statement, De Meo also said goodbye to the team boss of Renault F1.

"I would like to warmly thank Cyril for his tireless involvement, which notably led the Renault F1 Team from the penultimate place in 2016 to the podiums last season."

Abiteboul built strong basis for Alpine

With the ambitious Alpine project, Renault hopes to score well in F1. Fernando Alonso will return to F1 in 2021 with the team where he won his two titles in 2005 and 2006. De Meo commends Abiteboul: "His remarkable work in F1 since 2007 allows us to look to the future, with a strong team and the new Alpine F1 Team identity to conquer the podiums this year."

Abiteboul bids farewell 13 years after entering the royal class of motorsport. After completing his studies, the Frenchman joined Renault in 2007. After wandering around Caterham, he was reinstated at Renault's F1 re-entry in 2016.

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